Buyer, Hemel Hempstead

About the position

The appointment of a suitable candidate into this role will form part of exciting plans for ITAB and the continuing development of the Purchasing Department. 

This role will include, but not be limited to:

  • Analyse and interrogate MRP requisitions on a daily basis taking necessary actions to satisfy demand by a variety of methods to suit business needs across all product categories including indirect, i.e. waste, consumables
  • Place orders and progress/chase to ensure goods are available to meet quality, delivery and business requirements
  • Optimise levels of stockholding and inventory investment to minimise inventory losses due to deterioration, obsolescence and other causes
  • Manage supplier day to day liaison and report areas of concern or excellence
  • Build and maintain partnerships with the supply chain overseas and in the UK, maintaining effective and regular communication
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Strategic Managers ensuring that all aspects of supply, inventory and policy are discussed and agreed
  • Work closely to support internal customers and design engineers to source new and existing products to satisfy end customer expectation
  • Coordinate inbound shipments from both Asia and Europe
  • Support the RFQ process 

We ask:

  • 3-4 years’ experience - preferably within a purchasing and project management or manufacturing environment
  • Ability to utilise effective negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Knowledge of warehouse processes and inventory management
  • Familiarity with production parts and supplier manufacturing processes
  • Good numeracy and analytical skills
  • IT literate with a good working knowledge of Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Knowledge and experience of working and developing MRP systems
  • Experience with procuring from the Far East is advantageous


  • CIPS training or membership (desirable)
  • Relevant vocational technical/industry qualification (desirable)

Application and contact

Welcome to apply before 28/07/2021

Please note that our applications are handled ongoing throughout the process and that we only accept applications via our website.

NOTE: We will not accept speculative calls or CVs from recruitment agencies who are not registered on our PSL. 

ITAB UK LTD is part of ITAB Group. 

ITAB Group sells, designs, develops, manufactures and installs complete shop concepts for retail chain stores. With our expertise, long-term relations and innovative solutions ITAB is at the forefront as partner in the retail business.

ITAB offers career opportunities in an international workplace. We continuously act and strive together for a sustainable future – for business, people and environment. ITAB as a friendly place to work with good working conditions in an attractive, equal-opportunity, safe and healthy workplace.

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Field of competence

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

Swallowdale Lane
HP2 7EB Hemel Hempstead Directions +44 1442 419 419 View page

At ITAB we help customers turn consumer brand experience into physical reality with our know-how, solutions and ecosystem of partners.

We are an international team constantly developing in line with a changing market. One of the key factors to enable ITABs full potential is the people within the Group. We aim to lead the way, with a passion for continuously creating an inspiring, innovative and sustainable shopping experience. Our success is based on entrepreneurial thinking, commitment and responsibility.

Our common way of working is to stay curious, to be creative and find smart, innovative solutions – Think Ahead. 

With passion for the market and retail business we will offer the best consumer experience to our customers by understanding different ways of shopping – Think Consumer. 

ITAB is global with local competence and presence. We are building on close relations, collaborating within the Group as well as with our external partners –  Think Together.



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